Birkbeck, University of London - Master's Degree

Birkbeck is part of the world-renowned University of London, that is located in the heart of London, England. It offers over 300 undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a variety of concentrations through five schools. Birkbeck, University of London is UK Quality Assured according to the latest review by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

  • Average Tuition GBP 14,450
  • Students 13,935
  • International Students 10%
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Birkbeck, University of London was established in the year 1823 as the London Mechanics' Institute, which admitted working people who wanted to learn about science, arts, and economics during a time when education for the working class was a controversial business. 35 years later, the institution has grown to become the go-to choice for students who wanted a university education but cannot afford to study full time. By 1920, Birkbeck formally became a part of the University of London.

Today, Birkbeck can be found in two campuses in London: a main campus in the student-centered area of Bloomsbury, and another across the city at the University Square in Stratford. It enrolls over 15,500 students in its five schools through which the university offers nearly 200 undergraduate and over 100 postgraduate courses in areas of arts, business, economics, informatics, law, science, social sciences, history, and philosophy. Socializing with other students at Birkbeck is a breeze with the university's Student Central located in the main campus, where students have easy access to sports facilities, societies, and a wide variety of music venues and dining options.

Master Programs

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    Accountancy

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

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    American Studies

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of American history, society, literature, and culture

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    Anthropology

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biology, and the behavior of primates.

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    Architecture

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to pursue a higher education or career in Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; and professional responsibilities.

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    Art History

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Art History. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the historical development of art; the theory of art; art history research methods; the conservation of works of art; and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

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    Bioinformatics

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    The program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Bioinformatics. The program offers courses that focus on the use of information technology to study living things, and the use of computers to collect, and organize biological information.

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    Biology

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

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    Chemistry

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

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    Classics

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Classics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of literature, history, philosophy, languages, and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.

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    Cognitive Science

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Cognitive Science. The program offers courses that focus on studying the mind and its processes through psychological science, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and biology.

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    Communication

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

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    Computer Science

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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    Criminal Justice

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminal Justice. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement; operational command leadership; administration of public police organizations; labor relations; incident response strategies; legal and regulatory responsibilities; budgeting; public relations; and organizational leadership.

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    Criminology

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement; operational command leadership; administration of public police organizations; labor relations; incident response strategies; legal and regulatory responsibilities; budgeting; public relations; and organizational leadership.

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    Cultural Studies

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture and globalization.

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    Drama

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Drama. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history of theatre; dramatic literature; dramatic styles; and the analysis of theatre plays. Students are also offered performance-focused courses in acting, musical theatre, costume design and stage management.

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    Economics

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

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    Education

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

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    Educational Technology

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Educational Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of integrating technology into educational curricula; utilizing technology for assessment, multimedia instruction, web-based instruction, and distance education; and designing and producing educational software and materials.

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    English Literature

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of English Composition. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of writing in effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays.

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    Environmental Studies

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    Film Studies

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Film Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; the history, development, theory, and critical analysis of film; and the principles of filmmaking and film production.

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    Finance

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, accounting, and marketing.

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    French

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that develop students' French conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

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    Gender Studies

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Gender Studies. The program offers courses that focus on women's studies, men's studies, and LGBTQ studies.

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    History

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Human Resources

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the proper management and strategic approach required to recruit, train, develop and sustain employees in an organization.

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    Human Rights LLM

    GBP 16,400 Tuition Fee

    The Full-time Human Rights LLM program is one-year long and introduces students to a variety of approaches to research and theoretical frameworks across a range of disciplines. In addition to studying Issues in International law and Human Rights and The History and Philosophy of Human Rights, students will take specialist courses, choosing from a wide range of subjects in the area of human rights.

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    Human Rights LLM

    GBP 8,200 Tuition Fee

    The part-time Human Rights LLM program is two-years long and introduces students to a variety of approaches to research and theoretical frameworks across a range of disciplines. In addition to studying Issues in International law and Human Rights and The History and Philosophy of Human Rights, students will take specialist courses, choosing from a wide range of subjects in the area of human rights.

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    Humanities

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Humanities. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the social and physical sciences, languages, literature, art, music, philosophy, and religion.

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    Information System Management

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Systems Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the management of data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; cost and accounting information systems; management control systems; personnel information systems; data storage and security; business systems networking; report preparation; computer facilities; equipment operation and maintenance; operator supervision and training; and management information systems policy and planning.

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    Information Systems

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Systems Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the management of data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; cost and accounting information systems; management control systems; personnel information systems; data storage and security; business systems networking; report preparation; computer facilities; equipment operation and maintenance; operator supervision and training; and management information systems policy and planning.

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    Information Technology

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the design of technological information systems; computing systems; computer hardware and software components; algorithms, databases, and telecommunications; user tactics; application testing; and human interface design.

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    International Business

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the law, the policies, and the regulations governing transnational businesses and commercial practices. The program offers a wide range of courses that provide students with insights into global economic and business climates.

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    Journalism

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the fundamentals of Journalism. The program offers courses that focus on news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

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    Languages

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of language development, and the relationship between languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.

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    Law

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the world of law and contemporary governance, with a focus on the European Union. The program offers courses that focus on the independent professional practice of law; the legal system; and civil and criminal law.

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    Leadership

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the leadership skills required in a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. The program offers courses that focus on the study of organizational planning; the dynamics of leadership; team building; conflict resolution and mediation; communication; and other management skills.

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    Management

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technology; business policy; and strategy.

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    Marketing

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relationships; pricing theory; marketing campaigns and strategic planning; market segments; advertising methods; and sales operations and management.

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    Mathematics

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Media Production

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Media Production. The program offers courses that focus on the study of computer and telecommunications technologies and processes; the design and development of digital communications; marketing and distribution; digital communications regulation, law, and policy; digital media; documentary-making; film-making; and TV production.

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    Media Studies

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Media Studies. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that combine the study of communications, technology, sociology, history and journalism.

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    Microbiology

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Microbiology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biochemistry, physiology, cell biology, ecology, and clinical aspects of microorganisms.

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    Molecular Biology

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Molecular Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biochemistry, molecular biology, laboratory science, evolution, and microbes.

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    Neuroscience

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Applied Cognition and Neuroscience. The program offers courses that focus on cognition, artificial intelligence, human-computer interactions and neurological diagnosis and monitoring.

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    Nutrition Science

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nutrition Science. The program offers courses that focus on food science, microbiology, dietetics, nutrition, and clinical nutritional care.

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    Organizational Psychology

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Organizational Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on employee selection and placement, research methods and data analysis, performance evaluation and feedback, and work motivation.

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    Performing Arts

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Performing Arts. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that are delivered through a mix of practical workshops and lectures that focus on music, dance and drama.

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    Philosophy

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

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    Photography

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Photography. The program offers courses that focus on the fundamental technologies and techniques in digital and analogue photography through a mix of practical workshops, lectures and independent projects.

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    Political Science

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

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    Psychology

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

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    Religious Education

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theological and practical knowledge of Religious Education. The program offers courses that focus on teaching the fundamentals of religion and different belief systems; doctrines; rituals; customs; rites; and religion in society.

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    Risk Management

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Risk Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of advanced accounting; audit tools and techniques; sampling; risk and control; audit planning; audit function management; laws and regulations; environmental auditing; information technology applications; professional standards and ethics; and specific industry and service sector problems.

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    Spanish

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    The program offers courses that develop students' Spanish conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

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    Statistics

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Statistics. The program offers courses that focus on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, as well as the effective communication and presentation of results relying on data.

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    Teaching

    GBP 14,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Teaching. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities; diagnosing learning disabilities; developing individual education plans; teaching and supervising special education students; special education counseling; and applicable laws and policies.

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Rankings

  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 306
  • Complete University Guide (UK)
    Complete University Guide (UK) 125
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 306
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 240
  • The Guardian
    The Guardian 115

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  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00

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    Over 800 Birkbeck, University of London undergraduate part- and full-time students financial support in their academics every year.

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          • Testimony
            1981-1985, BA Hons

            Recommedning Birkbeck

            For some people the option of leaving school with a clutchful of above avergae grades, gap year to travel the world and then 3/4 yrs at the university of your choice studying for a degree in a subject you are passionate about is not always available. Maybe you didnt do well at school, or had family difficulties. You are just getting established in a career but need qualifications. If you live in London and want to obtain that lifetime's ambition to gain a degree Birkbeck is the best solution. Its part-time in the evenings, there is plenty of support and the degree is spaced over four years and you make friends for life. Plus Birkbeck is part of London University and has some of the most able people in their fields teaching a wide variety of courses. it's just the most fantastic opportunity to develop your skills and your knowledge.

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            2006-2007, Master of Science (MSc)

            I love this Univesity

            High quality teachers and great administration. Lovely campus in a great location. Miss those days.

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            2002-2005, Diploma in Management Studies

            Great investment. great tutors and great fun

            Flexible learning structure that I could fit around my work and life. Absolutely loved studying for the Diploma in Management Studies at Birkbeck